It may be an entry-level camera, but the Nikon D3200 features a 24.2-million-pixel sensor that could provide the sort of image quality demanded by enthusiasts. Can the Nikon D3200 cater for all? The Nikon D3200 review find out.

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Nikon D3200 review

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£559.99
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Dynamic range

Image: The wide dynamic range of the camera is idealfor a high-conrast scene such as this

As the D3200 features a new high-resolution sensor, I have been particularly interested to establish its dynamic range. For instance, we expected the dynamic range of the D800 to be narrower than its predecessor, but it turned out to be even more extensive despite the huge increase in pixels (and therefore smaller photosites). Well, the same has been achieved here.

In raw files, it looks as though images show a wider dynamic range than those from the D3100, by around 2EV. This makes a dynamic range around 13EV and represents a great improvement, and close to the performance of cameras higher up the range. It seems that Nikon has worked hard on the sensor to be able to offer more pixels while improving dynamic range.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Raw capture
  4. 4. Build and handling
  5. 5. White balance and colour
  6. 6. Metering
  7. 7. Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  8. 8. Autofocus
  9. 9. LCD, viewfinder and video
  10. 10. Dynamic range
  11. 11. The competition
  12. 12. Verdict
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